All Varieties


  • Spencer

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    Although not exactly an antique or heirloom variety, Spencer is a high-quality dessert apple that has not received the attention that it deserves. A cross of McIntosh and Golden Delicious, it was developed in 1926 at the British Columbia Experimental Station in Summerland and released …

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  • Sparger

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    Also known as: Sparger Smokehouse This is an excellent keeping apple of North Carolina origin. It sprouted from seeds of a Limbertwig near the smokehouse on the farm of Merlin Sparger of Mt. Airy, North Carolina at the end of the 19th century. Fruit is …

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  • Sweet Winesap

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    Also known as: Henry Sweet, Ladies Sweet, Rose Sweet, Henrick Sweet, Red Sweet Winesap, Sweet Pearmain, Hendrick Sweet Winesap originated in Pennsylvania in the late 1890’s and was grown extensively in New York.The apple was not widely grown in the South and was listed by …

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  • Sweet Dixon

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    A somewhat unknown variety widely grown in Watauga County, North Carolina at the turn of the century, though, oddly enough, never sold by any North Carolina nurseries. It was listed for sale in 1905 by the Comal Springs Nursery of New Braunfels, Texas. Our friend …

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  • Sweet Coppin

    Sweet Coppin

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    A pure sweet European cider apple which arose in Devon, England in the early 18th century. A pale yellow apple with soft, sweet flesh with low tannin and low acid. Produces a good quality juice with no astringency, making a sweet to very mildly bittersweet …

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  • Sweet Bough

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    Also known as: Bough Apple, Large Yellow Bough, Sweet Harvest, Bough, Early Sweet Bough, Washington, August Bough, August Sweeting, Boughsweet, Bow, Cane Mash, Early Sweet, Early Sweetheart, July Bough, Large Bough, Large Early Bough, Large Sweet Bough, Niack Pippin, Pound’s July, Watermelon(?), Summer Bough(?) This …

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  • Sweet Alford

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    A vintage sweet to mild bittersweet cider apple which originated in Devon, England, sometime in the 18th century. A small, pale yellow apple which produces sweet juice and mild bittersweet cider of high quality.

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  • Swaar

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    Also known as: Hardwick The name means “heavy” in Dutch and was first raised by Dutch settlers in the Hudson Valley in the 1700’s. A fine dessert apple which softens and improves in flavor dramatically after being in storage. Requires a very fertile soil to …

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  • Sutton’s Beauty

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    Also known as: Beauty, Sutton, Morris Red, Steele’s Red A high-quality dessert apple which originated in 1848 in Sutton, Massachusetts. It was once raised as a commercial variety in New York around 1900. A productive but biennial variety occasionally susceptible to fireblight. Fruit is medium-sized …

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  • Summer Rose

    Summer Rose

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    Also known as: Glass Apple, Lippincott, Woolman’s Striped Harvest, Simm’s Harvest, Wolman’s Harvest, Woolman’s Early, French Reinette, Harvest Apple, Symm’s Harvest, Striped June(?) Summer Rose is a very high quality, early season apple originating in New Jersey in the early 1800’s. It compares favorably with …

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  • Summer Rambo

    Summer Rambo

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    Also known as: Summer Rambo of Pennsylvania, Imperial Rambo, Frank Rambo, Rambour d’Ete, Rambour Franc, Summer Rambour, Redsumbo, Striped Rambo(?) This apple is of French origin and once quite popular in Maryland and Virginia. The fruit can be picked while still green for frying, pies …

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  • Summer Queen

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    Also known as: Early Queen, Orange Apple, Queen, Lancaster Queen, Pole Cat, Sharpe’s Early, Swett’s Harvest, Sweet’s Harvest Summer Queen is a very popular southern apple variety which originated in New Jersey in the 1800’s. It is a very productive tree and is a late …

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  • Summer Orange

    Summer Orange

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    In the early 1980’s, Lee Calhoun rediscovered this old North Carolina apple growing in a homeowner’s field in Chatham County, NC. From 1920 – 1928, Summer Orange was listed in an old catalog from a small nursery located in Chatham Co. It apparently was grown …

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  • Summer King

    Summer King

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    Also known as: King, Kentucky Summer Queen, August Apple, Bounty, Puckett’s Summer, Cheese, Puckett, Summer Cheese, Summer King of Kerr A very fine and attractive apple brought into Kentucky from North Carolina in the early 1800’s. It became known as King in Kentucky and was …

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  • Summer Champion

    Summer Champion

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    Also known as: Holland, Kincaid Summer Champion is one of the few apples to have originated in the warm regions of Texas. The apple originated in 1923 at the home of J. W. Kincaid of Weatherford, Texas. Originally known as Kincaid, the apple’s name was …

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  • Summer Banana

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    A very attractive apple with a distinct banana flavor and aroma when fully ripe. The apple originated in Marion County, South Carolina and was sold there and in North Carolina until the early 1900’s. In 1900, it was trademarked by the J. Van Lindley Nursery …

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  • Stump

    Stump

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    According to Calhoun (1995), there are three described varieties of Stump, leading to some confusion over the identification of this apple. One Stump apple was sold in the late 1800’s in Kentucky as a seedling of Newtown Pippin. This variety is extinct. Another Stump is …

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  • Strawberry Pippin

    Strawberry Pippin

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    Strawberry Pippin is a lovely red-striped apple with a pleasant crunch and a very pleasing sweet-tart flavor. The origin of this attractive apple is uncertain but is thought to have come from England at an unknown date. The medium-sized apple is striped with light and …

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  • Stayman

    Stayman

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    Also known as: Stayman Winesap Stayman is a progeny of Winesap and like its well known and historic parent, is an apple of the highest quality. The apple arose in 1866 when Dr. J. Stayman planted seeds of Winesap on his farm in Leavenworth, Kansas. …

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  • Stark

    Stark

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    Also known as: Starke, Robinson, Winter King, Yeats Stark is an apple that originated in Ohio around 1869 and was widely grown there for years. It is a fine, late-keeping apple well suited for commercial markets. The tree is vigorous and highly productive, but susceptible …

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